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+14 votes

CRCs
MACs
IEEE
WEP
WPA
ARQ
NAT
HTTP
DNS
DHCP
IoT

asked in CSC335_Spring2019 by (8 points)

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+9 votes

CRCs - Cyclic Redundancy Checks
MACs - Message Authentication Codes
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineer
WEP - Wired Equivalent Privacy
WPA - Wifi Protected Access
ARQ - Automatic Repeat Query (Automatic Repair Request)
NAT - Network Address Translation
HTTP - Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
DNS - Domain Name System
DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
IoT - Internet of Things

answered by (8 points)
edited by
+5

The HTTP acronym is [edit: **was**] wrong: it's "HyperText Transfer Protocol"

+5

Also, note that MAC can also stand for Media Access Control (as in "MAC addresses"). That's more common than the "Message Authentication Codes" acronym.

+4

That is MACs not MAC

+4

Isn't WEP Wired Equivalent Privacy?

+4

Anh -- indeed it is... another error!

+3

Yes, that is my fault.

+4

Also, NAT is generally "Network Address Translation" (but "Translator" is very close to the same thing).

+3

And technically ARQ stands for "Automatic Repeat reQuest". (Yes, it's weird, but somebody named it that way...)

Oh well -- it's generally more important for people to learn what these things are useful for, rather than memorizing the exact names...

+3

(Although I see somewhere it says "also known as automatic repeat query, so you could be right too!)

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